Students with disabilities, state-level in Maine

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Why This Indicator Matters

Special education and related services play an integral role in educating children with special needs  and  improving  their long-term outcomes. These services are intended to improve student achievement and graduation rates, increase participation in post-secondary education and increase employment and wages.

What the data shows:
As of January 2019, there were 30,758 students enrolled in Maine public schools with an identified disability and an individualized education plan. 

Comparing Maine with other states, as of 2018, Maine had the third highest rate in the country of children ages 6-20 with an identified disability. See National Center for Educational Statistics
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Definitions: The number and percent  students enrolled in schools and individual education programs in Maine who have disabilities requiring the provision of special education services. The numerator is number of students with disabilities  and the denominator is the number of students enrolled in public schools.

Data Source: Maine Department of Education Data Warehouse

Footnotes: The year refers to the year in the end of the school year. 2019 is the number of students with disabilities as of January 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. Data from 2015 & 2016 has been revised to match the Maine Department of Education data posted to their data warehouse.

Last updated April 2020.